Mawlamyine, 13 April
The military regime has imposed death penalties on 155 democratic activists and civilians in the past two years after coup, according to the report of Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
The junta charged the victims with sections under Counter-Terrorism Law and murder cases. Those who suffered the death penalty included 136 males and 15 females and most of them are the youth, while five persons faced double death sentence.
In the report, AAPP said that the military is using death penalty as a weapon.
Most of the victims were detained in Insein prison, and the military carried out executions of U Jimmy, U Phyo Zaya Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura Zaw.
International community condemned the military for these executions, but the junta officials defended that they will take legal actions against those who undermine stability and security of the country.
The report also said the military has killed 3,239 persons and arrested 21,334 since the coup.
News—Than Lwin Times